I'm listening to covers of Sonic 2's 'Aquatic Ruin Zone'

Ah, the Aquatic Ruin Zone. This jazz cover of the video game music is pretty much PERFECT. The Super Soul Brothers seems like a modern version of Matchgame.

Aw hell, I'll embed Matchgame too.

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Sonic the Hedgehog added to thrift store painting

Here is excellent work by Dave Pollot, who improves thrift-store art with the addition of pop culture icons. [via r/gaming]

In another series, he describes how he turned a charming, if slightly uncanny beach painting into a scene from libertarian nightmare Bioshock.

He doesn't just stick to games. Here's a Sharknado perfect from grandma's wall.

My favorite, though, is this lovely painting of Falkor the Luckdragon, from The Never-Ending Story.

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Explore the legacy of Sonic the Hedgehog in these truly weird minigames

Four purported prototypes salvaged from a Dreamcast devkit pay tribute to the humor, the weirdness and darkness that surrounds mascot Sonic the Hedgehog these days.

Sonic the Hedgehog is pretty slow in real life

I'm kind of surprised at myself for being drawn to this video of a real-life hedgehog lumbering cutely through a little handmade Green Hill Zone. I thought Sonic fans had put me off hedgehogs.

There's going to be an Angry Birds-branded Sonic game

Sega's Department of Finding Ways to Further Demean and Degrade Sonic the Hedgehog might finally have found a way to outdo his tumblr fandom!

Just look at the promotional box art. Even the Angry Bird looks like he's thinking, "I don't know about this. I really just... Hrm." Read the rest